Originally Posted by Remi
I just learned that my mare had a Speed Index of 52 in the one race she ran.
Is that good for barrel racing?
She is a Paint, 8 years old and been trained for barrels and poles.
Horses have been competitive in barrels with lower SI. Mine is 76... kinda slow, but his speed is soley in his take off. He has some mad impulsion. That's where a good barrel horse comes in. Not in a SI.
It all depends on the individual. If the horse is already trained for barrels, then you oughta know whether her speed is enough or not.